Abe’s Garden Community collaborates with the Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging (VCQA) faculty to establish best practices in dementia care and co-author published research papers.
- “A System for Managing Staff and Quality of Dementia Care in Assisted Living Facilities” in the Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, July 2018.
- “A Quality Improvement System to Manage Feeding Assistance Care in Assisted-Living” in The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (JAMDA), March 2018. An accompanying video can be viewed by clicking here.
- “Managing Person Centered Dementia Care in an Assisted Living Facility: Staffing and Time Considerations” in Gerontologist, June 2017
Vanderbilt Medical Center’s Victor J. Legner, MD, and nurse practitioner Mattie Godfrey provide on-site physician care for residents.
In addition, three Abe’s Garden Community benefactors established the Vanderbilt University Abram C. Shmerling, M.D. Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease and Geriatric Medicine. This faculty member is providing opportunities for Vanderbilt to lead and direct key partnerships for applied research on dementia.